He makes it sound pretty weird, he says "it's gonna be something different", "it's an album and a single at the same time"; what is that supposed to mean? Is it gonna be like one of those albums with a single track that's like one hour long? Any opinions?
@bassius, according to Metal Archives, Revelation and The Promethean Song are by Vanhala (although lyrics to those are by Sevänen) and The River was co-written by Vanhala and Sevänen (lyrics again by Sevänen).
Also, what on Earth happened to their lyrics? Back in the day, songs like "Daughter of the Moon", "Mortal Share" or "Above The Weeping World" had great, 19th-century romanticism infused lyrics that painted wonderful pictures in your head and had an actual concept behind them. Modern Insomnium lyrics are a random collection of infantile negative sounding sentences with riddiculus amounts of the words "dark" "loneliness" "hope" "night" and a couple others thrown in. How can you start so high and fall so low is beyond me.
I really love "Above The Weeping World" (Dark, romantic, doomy album) and "Across The Dark" (A very melancholic, romantic, slightly progressive offering). But after that they were hit and miss. "One For Sorrow" is a terribly weak album apart from one or two decent songs. "Shadows Of The Dying Sun" are a return to form with some outstanding songs and interesting, more rock-ish altitude in others ("Lose To Night", "Promethean Song"). Still, not as good as their older albums. Wish they'd decide what the hell should they do with their sound. They tried incorporating clean vocals and even post-rock elements, but those never become prominent and never really went anywhere. I'd love some Insomnium with mostly clean vocals and crazy post-rock guitar tremolos on top of it.